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ABC
Nov 27, 2012 4:00am PST
republican lawmakers are signaling a willingness to cut a deal with president obama. but doing so, it would require republicans to break a long-standing gop pledge. some republican lawmakers say they're now willing to defy party politics and cut a deal on taxes. if congress doesn't act, $650 million of spending and tax increases will take place on january 1st. but there's fresh hope in washington that republicans and democrats can strike a deal. >> the world has changed. >> reporter: the biggest obstacle is a pledge of no tax increases of virtually any kind that every republican has signed. but with fiscal calamity on the horizon, some gop lawmakers have changed their tune. >> i will violate the pledge, long story short, for the good of the country. >> reporter: defying the pledge would buck 20 years of republican orthodoxy. this is the man behind the pledge. he's gotten thousands of republicans to sign the pledge, in exchange for help getting elected. the lawmakers open to breaking the pledge say they will do so by closing loophole, not raising taxes, putting them at odds with pr
ABC
Nov 27, 2012 6:00am PST
dealers say sales have surged since president obama's reelection out of fear that there may be possibly stricter gun laws coming. >>> if an e-reader is on your christmas list the choices can be overwhelming. michael finney and our partners at consumer reports -- >> reporter: prices on e-readers lower than ever, consumer reports tests single out the best. lots of people think -- >> i would buy one for my sister. >> probably my aunt. >> sister. >> everybody i know many >> reporter: choosing one can be risky. barnes & noble offer two nooks, amazon has four kindles. not to mention readers from sony, and there are tablets that offer electronic books too. >> you can read e-books on a tablet, a dedicated reader is lighter, easier to hold in one hand, longer battery life and crisper type all of those will make a difference in hour after hour of reading. >> reporter: among its tests, consumer reports assesses how fast each reader can turn a page. some are really fast. others are slower. another test, looking at how easy they are to read in different lighting. the best readers have no tr
ABC
Nov 26, 2012 6:00pm PST
. >>> president obama now pondering cabinet reshove yol and republicans appear to be softening to one of the leading candidates to replace hillary clinton. abc 7 news joins with us a known bay area names. >> high on the list is finding replace manies for advisors that have given notice. the president has known secretary of treasury tim geithner and secretary of clr the door. leading candidate for clinton's job is un ambassador susan rice but republican senators vowed to fight if they got the nod. >> we'll do whatever isness troy block the nomination. >> after the election, the president fired back. >> when they go after the un ambassador, they think she's an easy target? then, they've got a problem with me. >> tonight senator mccain appears to be backing away. >> i think she deserves the opportunity to explain herself and her position. >> ambassador rice has not been nominated but the flak came after she told congress the benghazi attack was a spontaneous event. >> based on information is what they this began on was a spontaneous, not premeditated response to what transpired in ca
ABC
Nov 27, 2012 1:40am PST
will have to be part of it. >> reporter: president obama has tapped treasury secretary tim geithner to lead negotiations on these fiscal cliff talks. rob and paula, back to you. >> both sides are going to have to give a little. both sides. should be interesting. the president now trying to make a public push. he's meeting with business leaders to try to sell this plan. the white house warning closer and closer, the average family will pay $2,200 more a year in taxes if we go over the cliff by the end of the year. >> republicans coupling this with the entitlement program saying, we will do this if -- comes down to say they're closing tax loopholes, yes, we will do so. raszing taxes, they don't want to do so. >> the president said during the first news conference. look, i understand the loophole argument you are making that is not enough money to get us where we need to be. seems to be a divide there. intense negotiations you can imagine behind closed doors and in front of the camera. >> closer we get the more leverage the president has. >> merry christmas, everybody. >>> well, moving on
ABC
Nov 27, 2012 7:00am PST
susan rice, president obama's likely replacement for hillary clinton as secretary of state. rice will sit down with three top republicans who claim that her comments in september about that attack in september on the u.s. consulate in libya, were misleading. john mccain, chief among those critics. but he backed from his threat to derail rice's nomination. >>> and dramatic video in florida. a fisherman spotted in the water. you can see here, clinging to a cooler. he had been holding on for some seven hours without a life jacket, after a large wave took out his boat. his brother was also thrown overboard. thankfully, he was able to swim to shore and get help. both brothers, good news here, recovering this morning. >>> and a frightening scene high over sydney australia. a construction crane caught fire and forced police to evacuate thousands of people from nearby buildings. and it's a good thing they did because the crane's massive arm eventually collapses, use can see here, on to the roof. the company that owns the crane you see, also owns the one that collapsed here in new york, during
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